- Publication date
- 23 September 2022
- Directorate-General for International Partnerships
In view of the multi-functional role of forests, Forest Partnerships will address forests in a comprehensive and integrated way and taking into account the specific needs of local communities and indigenous peoples. Their objective will be to protect, restore and ensure the sustainable use and management of forests, promote good forest governance, strengthen forest-based value chains, stimulate stable and legal business environments and ensure the sustainability of trade in forest products and other commodities that drive deforestation.
The Forest Partnerships will deliver on the European Green Deal priorities as well as EU’s development cooperation objectives including poverty alleviation and human rights and contribute to addressing the EU international commitments, notably in the context of the REDD+ mechanisms under the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biodiversity, the UN declaration on forest and its own policy framework such as the EU FLEGT Action Plan and the Communication on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests.